By Lt. j.g. Phillip Chitty, USS George Washington Public Affairs
USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, At Sea (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted a Royal New Zealand navy Midshipman, July 19-20.
Originally from Dannevirke, New Zealand, Midshipman Anna-Marie Garnett, 19, has served one year as a supply officer in the Royal New Zealand navy. After graduating Supply Officer Initial Professional Course in 2014, she was selected for a naval foreign exchange program.
"It's been an amazing experience to see everything in action," said Garnett, who is the equivalent to an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. "I've been blessed to be able to witness the capabilities and operations of our U.S. allies."